Third Academic Summit on Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience
Wednesday 24 June 2015, 09:30 – 17:30
The Third Academic Summit on Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience is co-sponsored by UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) and the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management and convened by Professor David Alexander of UCL IRDR.
Discussion themes include:
- Making academic research more useful to practitioners
- Improving communication between academics and practitioners
- Training, teaching and exercising challenges
- Bridging the gaps with integrated research
The summit is an opportunity for academics and practitioners to get together and share information, knowledge and expertise. Its main purpose is to debate the most important issues that academics face as they collaborate in order to make disaster risk reduction and resilience a thriving discipline that serves the needs of users and society.
The summit is free to attend, but participants are asked to register so that the size of the audience can be estimated. We look forward to welcoming to the summit researchers, students, practitioners, policy makers and all who have an interest in research, teaching, training and service in disaster risk reduction and resilience.
On the following day, UCL IRDR will hold its Fifth Annual Conference. For further information visit the project website.